Programs & Services
Designed by Teachers for Teachers and Youth
Across the country, teacher-leaders at local Writing Project sites offer our signature professional development and leadership programs for teachers and faculty, and design customized inservice programs for local schools, districts, and higher education institutions. NWP also partners with learning institutions like museums and libraries to create exciting programs for teachers and youth that leverage the power of writing to inspire and extend learning beyond the school walls.
Programs for Teachers
Designed by Teachers for Teachers
Across the country, NWP local sites offer our signature professional development and leadership programs for teachers and faculty, as well as designing customized inservice programs for local schools, districts, and higher education institutions. In addition, NWP offers a wide range of online learning opportunities open to all educators.
Services for Schools & Districts
Nationally Networked, Locally Delivered
Writing Project sites work directly with schools and districts to design programs that improve the teaching of writing and the use of writing to learn at all grades and across subject areas. District and school leaders can draw on the expertise of the national network to ensure that more teachers have the ability to respond to the ever-changing demands of educating young people for success. NWP professional development programs—whether developed nationally or locally—reliably focus on evidence-based practices and include a combination of peer-to-peer professional learning, classroom resources, formative assessment tools, and access to national supports such as NWP’s research and assessment services.
Youth & Community Programs
Writing, Like Learning, Happens Everywhere
Local Writing Project sites work to spark young people’s creativity and innovation through community-based camps, after-school and summer programs that mix writing, media creation, mentorship and civic-engagement. NWP camps network youth with partners like the National Park Service, local museums and libraries, and local campuses and makerspaces. Youth can also participate in NWP’s Writing Our Future initiatives, a series of youth online publishing projects that are designed by educators for educators and the young people they work with. Intended for use in schools, libraries, and other educational settings, all projects are COPPA compliant and educator-managed. When the focus shifts to adults, NWP community programs may support family literacy projects and writing-support groups for special populations who gather to give voice to their stories.
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